What does 301 Redirect really mean?301 redirection an efficient and Search Engine Friendly method for redirecting a web page.Search engines consider http://proseoexpert.com and http://www.proseoexpert.com different websites. As a result, if your website has been linked to from other websites using a mix of the two URLs you are effectively splitting the potential benefit of valuable link popularity.
Using a 301 redirect on the “non-www” version of the URL, which is essentially a “permanent” redirect in server talk, you can effectively consolidate all of your link popularity to a single URL. This consolidation will serve to increase your website’s chances of obtaining and maintaining top rankings.
How To Enable The 301 Redirect
You need to instruct the server you are hosting your website on to redirect the traffic seamlessly. To do this you need to first establish what type of server your website is hosted on. There are two main types of servers that are in use: Microsoft and Apache (Linux/Unix). Once you have established the server type you need to follow their related instructions below. Please note this is best left to a person with some technical knowledge.